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is an examination most often performed in an outpatient setting. It is most often used to look for early signs of cancer in the colon and rectum. And although, you'll need to take it easy for a few hours afterwards, you will start to feel like yourself again very soon after the sedation wears off.

Kent County Memorial Hospital
(401) 737-7000
455 Tollgate Road
Warwick, RI
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Care New England Health System

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Emma Pendleton Bradley Hosp
(401) 432-1000
1011 Veterans Memorial Parkway
East Providence, RI
specialty
Children's psychiatric
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Lifespan Corporation

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Rhode Island Hospital
(401) 444-4000
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Roger Williams Medical Center
(401) 456-2000
825 Chalkstone Avenue
Providence, RI
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Butler Hospital
(401) 455-6200
345 Blackstone Boulevard
Providence, RI
specialty
Psychiatric
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Care New England Health System

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Eleanor Slater Hospital
(401) 462-3085
111 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI
specialty
Long-Term Acute Care
Hospital Type
Government, Nonfederal

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Women & Infants Hospital Of Ri
(401) 274-1100
101 Dudley Street
Providence, RI
specialty
Obstetrics/Gynecology
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Care New England Health System

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St Joseph Health Services
(401) 456-3000
200 High SErvice Avenue
North Providence, RI
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Veterans Affairs Medical Ctr
(401) 457-3042
830 Chalkstone Avenue
Providence, RI
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Government, federal
Hospital System
Department of Veterans Affairs

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Miriam Hospital
(401) 793-2500
164 Summit Avenue
Providence, RI
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Lifespan Corporation

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What to Do When Solo for Surgical Procedures

Q: I have to go in for a colonoscopy. The problem is I live far away from my folks and most of my friends have to work. Is it really necessary for me to have someone take me home after this procedure?

 

 

Yes, because you will receive sedation, you will need someone to drive you home. Colonoscopy is an examination most often performed in an outpatient setting. It is most often used to look for early signs of cancer in the colon and rectum. And although, you'll need to take it easy for a few hours afterwards, you will start to feel like yourself again very soon after the sedation wears off.

Here are some tips that will hopefully help you out:

1. Make Car Concierge Arrangements: Many cities and hospitals, such as Cleveland Clinic, offer car transportation services for singles or out-of-state patients.

2. End of Day or Weekend Scheduling: Try to set up your appointment later in the day or find a Physician that will do the procedure on Saturday so that you can be accompanied.

3. Extend Down Time: The amount of time you can rest afterward may vary from place to place, so ask your physician if you can stay longer, especially if you're still feeling groggy.

4. Fuel Up: Since you will not have eaten prior to the procedure, it is important that you bring a nourishing snack along like orange juice, some almonds and yogurt to get you back on your feet.


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